Two separate emotions are exactly what the Moto G evokes in me right now. One of excitement and surprise, and the other of gloom. In all fairness, this phone isn’t entirely to blame for my gloomy feelings. You’ve got to understand, that the Moto G was bought as a replacement for the very capable workhorse and multitasking monster of a tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Yeah, it’s easy for you to see why I would feel that way. But then, I can hear you wondering aloud, “who in their right mind would replace a Galaxy Note tablet with a Moto G?” Well, in all fairness to me, I’m not entirely to blame for that. It’s what we do at Mobility, so we can bring you reviews of a wide range of devices. So pin that on Mister Mo.
Back to the Moto G impression, this phone perfectly fits into the Nigerian midrange mobile phone market. Of course this impression stems majorly from the price. The price is no doubt in the midrange territory. And seeing the package it comes in, it is clear that Motorola spared no effort to ensure they achieved this price point. The package is so small, you would almost wonder if there’s a phone in it. Opening the package reveals just phone and USB cable period. Any extra Accessory will have to be paid for. Get past this point, and it’s good news all the way. Almost.
Want a simple, beautiful, very well built phone that won’t require you to steal a bank to purchase? The Moto G should be on the list of your options. Want the latest version of Android in all its pure Google glory at a mid-range price point? The Moto G should be on that list. Looking for Corning Gorilla glass 3 scratch resistant protection, over a glorious and very pixel dense 720p display? I’m not going to stretch this too far before I’m accused of having been paid by Motorola to write this. Speaker volume is very loud though audio production is not very impressive. You will definitely notice the less than average audio quality during calls. Right now, that’s the only part of the phone that leaves a bitter taste in what in my opinion should be a mid-range mobile phone winner.
Expect my detailed review.